The Pediatric Mood Disorders Program is committed to ongoing research collaborations, community engagement, and partnership by providing education, training, and consultation for local schools, families, and health care providers, as well as providing community-based training, research, and outreach ( Partnership and collaborations with the following agencies and groups reflect the commitment of the program to community engagement:

Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Boys and Girls Club
Center for Youth Wellness

Events and Presentations

Pediatric obesity, depression connected in the brain

Stanford Medicine News, 4/23/2018
Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight and are depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected.

13th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 19, 2017

United Nations Women's International Forum

October 2016

United Nations Women's International Forum - Lecture on understanding and preventing mood disorders, by Dr. Manpreet K. Singh

A lecture on the theme: "Understanding and preventing mood disorders" by Manpreet K. Singh, MD, MS, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program and the Pediatric Emotion And Resilience Lab (PEARL) at Stanford.

12th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day

August 6, 2016


Resources for Pediatric Onset Depression

Resources for Pediatric Onset Mania

San Francisco Bay Area Support, Education, and Advocacy

Nationwide & Online Resources

Local County Services

  • Santa Clara County Mental Health, (800) 704-0900
  • Alameda County Mental Health, (800) 491-9099
  • San Mateo County Mental Health, (800) 686-0101
  • Contra Costa County Mental Health, (888) 678-7277

Book Resources

  • The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family (David J. Miklowitz PhD & Elizabeth L. George PhD)
  • An Unquiet Mind (Kay Jamison PhD)
  • The Childhood Bipolar Answer Book: Practical Answers to the Top 300 Questions Parents Ask (Tracy Anglada & Sheryl Hakala MD)
  • The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents (Judith Lederman and Candida Fink)
  •  What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents (Mani Pavuluri MD PhD and Susan Resko MM)
  • New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions (Boris Birmaher M.D. and Boris Birmaher)
  • Bipolar Disorder in Childhood and Early Adolescence (Barbara Geller and Melissa P. Delbello)
  • Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (Robert L. Findling, Robert A. Kowatch, and Robert M. Post)
  • The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Gina Biegel MA LMFT)
  • Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar and Depressive Disorders (Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D.; Jill S. Goldberg, Arnold, Ph.D. and Jarrod Leffler, Ph.D

Online Resources

Information on Support Groups